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corps at every level including a year-long deployment to afghanistan where she was the first woman in the corps to command units in a war zone. >> they didn't pick me up as come here, you're the tallest female we've got. you need to be in charge of the battle zone. it was because that was what my job required as the co of the camp. >> while it prides itself on not seeing race or gender, this accomplishment is garnering the new commanding officer lots of attention. >> i got cards and letters from around the country. congratulating me. is there a possibility to not let those people down? yeah, there is. >> reporter: still, brigadier reynolds has a bigger responsibility, continuing the mission of making marines. >> the bottom line is we're going to have to put out about 20,000 new recruits here every year. that's my priority is in an era of shrinking budgets, how do i maintain a quality and not wear them out. >> on paris island south carolina, evan johnson, wtlc news. >> good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i think if anybody is up to the task, she is. >> here's
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. >> president obama awarded the medal of honor to an army ranger who served in afghanistan. in 2008 sergeant first class leroy pea tree and his team were sh shot. his heroic acts saved the lives of two of his comrades. >> whenever you have a chance or opportunity to thank them, shake their hand, give them a pat on the back for the job they've done because they've earned it, that's the greatest reward any service member can get is a simple thank you. >> insurgesergeant petrie is thd to receive the nation's highest military award. we'll have more of him coming up on "the early show." i'm betty nguyen. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "
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afghanistan or ahmed wali karzai. the president wept openly during the burial at one point climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body. ahmed karzai was murdered yesterday by a trusted body guard. >>> there will be a second memorial service in michigan tonight for former first lady betty ford. she died friday at age 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, among those attending, rosalyn carter, hillary clinton. >>> prince fielder got mvp for this three-run homer in the fourth inning. >>> 14 minutes past the hour. here's chris. >> thanks so much. >>> a blistering heat wave continues across large sections of the country, from texas to the east coast while parts of the northeast will finally see some relief today. cbs's betty nguyen is in times square with more for us today. hi betty. >> reporter: hi there chris. we've been lucky in new york, seen temperatures in the high 90s but in the plains states, this heat wave is fueling one of the worst droughts that many have seen in decades. crippling heat gripped half of the nation tuesday as the national weather se